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Schalast is one of the leading commercial law firms in Germany with offices in Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Hamburg, Duesseldorf and Stuttgart. Schalast advises ambitious companies from Germany and around the world and is a member of the Multilaw international network.
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Chairman/CEO: Prof. Dr Christoph Schalast
Number of Attorneys: 80
Number of Employees: +100
Languages: English, French, German

Firm Overview: The law firm Schalast with offices in Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, Duesseldorf and Stuttgart has been in existence for more than 25 years and was founded around a build-and-buy strategy in the telecommunications sector and the first NPL transactions in Germany. In the meantime, the law firm with its seven practice groups offers full service for its national and international clients. Schalast often accompanies its clients in change and reconstruction situations and special situations. The banking and finance practice group is the largest practice group of the firm and has the structuring of innovative products and FinTech as one of its core areas.

The firm is also a member of Chambers Elite Law Firm Network Multilaw, which includes 10,000 lawyers and over 100 jurisdictions. Within this network, Prof. Dr. Andreas Walter is also Global Head of the practice group banking and finance. Through this close alliance Schalast assists many international clients in their market entry in Germany and many German clients in their expansion abroad.

Main Areas of Practice  

Banking: Schalast's banking practice group advises clients in the financial industry primarily in the areas of large-volume financing, regulatory law, restructurings and NPL transactions, dispute resolution and the structuring of innovative products, especially in connection with FinTech companies. The Schalast Fintech team continuously develops ideas together with its clients and constantly upgrades FinTech products with additional features to make even complicated financial products easily understandable and useable for clients' customers.
Contact: Prof. Dr Andreas Walter (head of the practice group)
Email: [email protected]

Corporate/M&A: Corporate transaction and company law issues have played a key role in the advisory practice of Schalast since its establishment. Such company development processes area complex and require special knowhow not just at a legal level, but also at an economic level.
The members of the corporate/M&A practice group have many years of experience in the management of complex M&A processes and in some cases have their own experience in managing companies, which means they are familiar with specific requirements which arise within a company with respect to the planning and execution of transactions. Some of the members of this practice group have also worked for many years as advisors to the supervisory board of listed and unlisted companies and therefore have practical experience as members of such bodies.
This experience and legal know-how has enable Schalast to advise both SMEs and large companies successfully for many years on M&A and private equity transactions, as well as corporations and partnerships nationally and internationally on all company law issues. Furthermore, Schalast is providing notary services. The Schalast notary's office is one of the largest in Frankfurt am Main. The notaries advise on all legal issues requiring notarisation, in particular on issues relating to company law, M&A-transactions, real estate law, non-performing loans and company succession.
Contact: Gregor Wedell (head of the practice group)
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution: Schalast has many years of experience both in litigation and — also international — arbitration proceedings. The dispute resolution group advices German and foreign clients on the thorough investigation of complex commercial issues, including the successful assertion of their interests both in and out of court. The close links of the dispute resolution practice group with the firm's other practice groups, which are primarily driven by substantive law, leads to a high degree of competency both with respect to the litigation itself and the handling of the issues which are relevant in the specific case.

IP, Media and Technology: The activities of Schalast's IP, Media and Technology practice group range from drafting special contractual arrangements, to representing media companies from the television and broadcasting sectors and the publishers of newspapers and magazines in copyright, press and personality rights issues. The group's services are naturally also aimed at artists, sportspersons, journalists and authors. One of its special fields of expertise is advising companies in the telecommunications and cable sector.
Legal areas: Competition Law, Trademark Law, Broadcasting Law, Licensing Law, Copyright, Law, IT Law, Data Protection Law, Antitrust Law, Design Law, Media Law, Press Law, Publishing Law, Sports Law, Entertainment Law, Internet Law, Intellectual Property (IP) Law.
Contact: Ramón Glaßl (head of practice group)
Email: [email protected]

Labour Law: Schalast predominantly sees advising on labour law issues not as court cases waiting to happen, but as preventative advice. Advice often starts whilst the company is being established and covers restructuring and even the transformation or acquisition of the company. Schalast offers comprehensive advice on individual labour law, which includes advice on employment contract structuring and protection against unfair dismissal, as well as the legal structuring and implementation of personnel measures. A special focus of Schalast's employment law group is the field of logistics, in particular aviation and other transport enterprises.
Contact: Clemens Schalast (head of the practice group)
Email: [email protected]

Communications & Infrastructure: Providing companies from the telecommunications and cable sector with comprehensive advice is a traditional focus of this law firm. In times of rapidly increasing digitalisation in all sectors of the economy, companies in the telecommunications and cable sector form the backbone of this development, which is why very special knowhow and industry knowledge is required to provide this advice. Schalast is the perfect fit. Since forward-thinking telecommunications networks are needed for a networked 'Industry 4.0', broadband expansion is another area on which the law firm provides advice.
Contact: Dr Georg Berger (head of the practice group), Janka Schwaibold (c-head of the practice group)
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Tax Law Within our practice tax has an assisting function on the one hand (primarily for transactions, i.e. in the context of banking & finance, company law, M&A and real estate); on the other hand, our tax praxis tackles genuine tax issues for you. This comprises specialist topics such as investment fund taxation, the various financial transaction taxes as well as forensic services before the German tax courts. Another emphasis is US-tax law (in particular QI-law).
Contact: Dr. Oliver von Schweinitz (head of practice group)
Email: [email protected]

Clarius.legal: A special highlight is our sister company Clarius. legal Rechtsanwalts Aktiengesellschaft. Clarius thus primarily provides standardized legal services, in particular by using LegalTech products. For example, Clarius has a perfect solution for a whistleblower hotline, provides data protection and money laundering officers, has a large pool of litigation lawyers or supports clients in due diligence activities.
Contact: Dr Georg Berger (MD of Clarius.legal)
Email: [email protected]

Clients: Aledius, Athora Lebensversicherung, Bergfürst, Billfront, Bonify, Bumper, Chartered Investment, Clark.de, Commerzbank, ConsciousGrowth, CreditGate24, Creditshelf, Credit Plus Banm, Deka Bank, Enercity AG, Estate Guru, Exporo, Fiduciam, FinTechOneMobility, fiserv, fulfin, HRS, Loancos, LUKSO Blockchain, Nikkei, raisin, raisin.bank, iEstate, Invest Invision, LUKSO Blockchain, KKR, main incubator, Mainova AG, Myos, Paypense, Remagine, Revolut, Scalapay, Silicon Valley Bank, Susi Energy Funds, teylor, Trade Republic, Truelayer, Triodos Bank, Vexcash, Viessmann, VIVID, Wayflyer, and Zinsbaustein

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